The Group Read forums are now up and running. Feel free to get an early start over the weekend on discussing the first 51 pages—or anything else you’d like to talk about. However, forums for later sections of the novel will be locked until we reach that point in the schedule. Remember, no spoilers!

Let me know if you have any technical difficulties:

UPDATE: To be more clear: don’t discuss anything past page 51.

UPDATE: Forums were disabled due to overwhelming volumes of spam.

Maria Bustillos

Our other guide throughout this read (besides me and the trackers) will be Maria Bustillos. Here is her official bio:

Maria Bustillos is the author of Dorkismo: the Macho of the Dork and Act Like a Gentleman, Think Like a Woman. She lives in Los Angeles, can be contacted at, and is on Twitter as @mariabustillos.

But beyond that I can tell you that she is an incredibly talented thinker and writer. For example, she loved The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and hated Avatar with the fire of a thousand suns.

Welcome aboard, Maria!

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